Comic Publishers

Francesco Mattina Checklist for Marvel Comics

This is the third and final list for Mattina cover art, here is the Mattina DC list and the Mattina Alternate Publisher List. Between these three posts, this list is by far the most comprehensive list of Mattina’s cover art anywhere. There are 143 covers for Marvel alone! Hopefully, this will help all of you […]

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Francesco Mattina Checklist for Alternate Publishers

When you start searching through these issues and titles you’ll discover some rarely seen Mattina covers.  Except for Spawn, everyone knows Spawn from his high profile start in the early ’90s.  It’s important to give some insight into how this is organized.  First, the four publishers are in alphabetical order and then the titles are in alphabetical […]

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Francesco Mattina Checklist for DC Comic

Francesco Mattina has a certain flair about his art.  Most of it is dark shadowy work that has you straining to see more details.  But he frequently adds these spectacular wisps of orange, lime green or red.  The Batman Who Laughs cover is a good example.  The cover is composed of very dark tones of black […]

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Captain America issues rise in value

*This edition of NEXT BIG THING contains spoilers for the movie Avengers: Endgame. If you have not seen it yet…why not? Anyway, you have been warned* NEXT BIG THING looks at the reasons why certain comic book values are on the rise. The views, thoughts, and opinions expressed in this text belong solely to the […]

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Batman Reading Order

If you are new to comics or new to Batman comics, there are thousands of stories about the Dark Knight.  Detective Comics, which is where Batman got his start, just hit #1000!  Batman Comics vol. 1 reached #713 before DC restarted it.  Batman Comics volume 2 added 52 issues to the catalog and now volume […]

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